Lescott was unhappy that a small group of City fans singled him out for criticism in the 1-1 third round draw at Ewood Park.

The England international, who has been linked with a move away from City in the January transfer window, took to Twitter to vent his frustration a few hours after the final whistle.

"Can only apologise for not showing apperception after the game but some comments I heard from a small group of our fans were unnecessary," Lescott tweeted.

"Won't go into what was said but it was non footballer related and uncalled-for. Apart from that, your support is always welcome."

Lescott has made only 14 appearances under new City manager Manuel Pellegrini this season and reports claim he is a transfer target for Tottenham and Newcastle.